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Nick Joaquin: ‘Those who displayed an enjoyable recklessness’

Let me show you fear in a handful of dust—or rather of press releases. A PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) member took a handful of press releases to the newspaper offices. The press releases were about this conference we’re having today. But one look at the press releases and the editors froze. They had read the title of this conference.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Binay accuser accused of bigamy; Bondal laughs off raps

A Makati City resident has asked the Supreme Court to disbar lawyer Renato Bondal for “gross immoral conduct” because he is allegedly a bigamist.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DPWH puts bid-rigging employees in freezer

An undisclosed number of Department of Public Works and Highways personnel have been placed under preventive suspension by the agency for allegedly colluding with some contractors in rigging DPWH biddings for millions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Top execs remember martial law

Editor’s Note: Starting Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, we have been running a series of articles to remember one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history. The articles are necessarily commemorations and more so a celebration of and a thanksgiving for the courage of the […]

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lifestyle checks up for Binay, Purisima

Vice President Jejomar Binay said Monday he and his family were open to a lifestyle check "anytime'' and renewed the accusation that his political opponents were rehashing graft and corruption charges that did not prosper in the past.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

Risky powers

Since 2012, the government had been warned that a shortage of electricity was very likely by 2015. That was after the Supreme Court stopped private investors from putting up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside the Subic free port. President Aquino ignored the warning, but now he wants emergency powers to tackle a power crisis predicted inevitable in the summer of next year.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Other prisms

A different prism on martial law came, over the weekend, from a Filipino who grew up in Argentina. To mark the 42nd anniversary of Marcos’ saving “democracy by bayonets,” Bino A. Realuyo wrote about “my belated awakening (that) came mostly from a Buenos Aires education.”

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Elephant in the room

The silver lining is that “Mario” wasn’t as bad as “Ondoy.” Unnerving as the sight of Metro Manila turned into “Waterworld” was—you could see that in stark relief in aerial photos—Mario dumped only half as much rainwater as Ondoy. Although tell that to the residents of Marikina and Cainta, many of whom were driven out of their homes when the floodwaters rose. Marikina River in particular rose to 20 meters high and overflowed its banks, forcing residents to flee to higher ground.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Regime of lies

The martial law regime of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos was built on a foundation of lies, wrapped in a scaffolding of deceit, surrounded by the barbed wire of half-truths.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Binay’s was a cheap political speech

There is a joke among our old folk that when somebody sings out of tune, it would rain.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

SMC lost money on PAL investment

San Miguel Corp. did not make a profit on its investment in Philippine Airlines (PAL) despite having turned around the moribund flag carrier during the two years when the diversified conglomerate was running the firm.     In fact, SMC president Ramon S. Ang said yesterday that the conglomerate—the country’s largest business group in terms […]

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

August surplus trims 8-mo BOP deficit

The Philippines posted a balance of payments (BOP) surplus for the second straight month this year in August, although the eight-month external payments position remains at a huge deficit.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Vista Land launches P1.7-B condo project on Taft

Property developer Vista Land & Lifescapes has expanded its residential offerings that cater to university communities with the launch of a new residential tower on Taft Avenue, from which it expects to sell P1.7 billion worth of units.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH urged to implement P2.6-T infra plan

The Philippine capital may be grappling with worsening congestion issues but for the first time in decades, the country has the financial means to fully address the problem and should act soon, an official of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) said.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Aboitiz group expanding in Asean food sector

The food subsidiary of the Aboitiz group is looking to diversify and expand across the region with the potential acquisition of overseas flour mills and food companies.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Wushu ends PH wait for Asian Games medals

The Philippines barged into the medal column—although not officially just yet—when Jean Claude Saclag and Francisco Solis completely dominated their foes in the quarterfinal round of the 17th Asian Games men’s wushu (sanda) on Monday night at Ganghwa Dolmens gymnasium here.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Asian Games,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas gets going vs India

This time, moral victories won’t do; anything less than the gold medal will be “disappointing.”

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Asian Games,Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Netters, judokas come to grief

The Philippine suffered setbacks on all fronts Sunday, managing just one victory that was immediately wiped out by a loss at the 17th Asian Games here.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Asian Games,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Dy, Lehnert find Korean aces hard to beat

At 6-0, 5-0 and on the brink of a crushing defeat, Denise Dy managed to dig out a break from out of nowhere to win her first game in her opening match Sunday at the 17th Asian Games here.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Asian Games,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Bulldogs gain semis

NATIONAL University nailed the last UAAP Final Four berth by stopping University of the East’s thrilling late-season run.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,UAAP | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Running, workouts, golf: How Peter Coyiuto keeps fit at 60

At 60 years old, business leader Peter Coyiuto is more than fit. He can hoist himself up for six pull-ups on the chin bar, swim several laps of the difficult butterfly stroke, and pump 150 lbs of iron on the bench press.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The fit 40-plus family man

Not too long ago, we were young. Remember those times, when a day seemed much longer than 24 hours?

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends’ restores samurai genre

The second and last part of the “Rurouni Kenshin” sequel will open this week in the Philippines, and by the time it will have ended its run, it may be safe to say that the samurai movie as a global cinema genre will have been restored. “The Legend Ends” just won’t have its way.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The problem with Paulo Coelho’s ‘Adultery’

Because of his profoundly beautiful 1987 novel, “The Alchemist,” Brazilian author Paulo Coelho became a worldwide sensation, considered a wildly successful best-selling novelist as well as something of a life-changing guru who has sold more than 100 million books in over 100 countries.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Traffic: What to do

My traffic ordeal seems to be every day; the unpredictable now is predictable—there is ALWAYS traffic on Edsa.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

Boyz II Men can still make ’em sigh, swoon and sing along

If there was one singular moment in Boyz II Men’s recent concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum that best illustrated the effect of the band’s music on its fans, it would be the R&B group’s ardent performance of the megahit, “I’ll Make Love to You.”

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Piolo Pascual told to keep mum on quitting

ABS-CBN contract artist Piolo Pascual said at a recent media gathering organized by E! News Asia that he had been “scolded by someone of authority” for publicly declaring that he wanted to quit show biz.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Carmina Villarroel: Tax case shocking

Actress-TV host Carmina Villarroel is urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to conduct a more extensive information campaign about everything there is to know about taxes.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

‘The Gifted’ succeeds in spoofing only itself

While watching Chris Martinez’s “The Gifted,” I kept thinking about how The New Yorker magazine fact-checks even the short stories it publishes in its Fiction pages.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

‘We’re no longer amused by anarchy’

The tragedy that befell the family of actress Cherry Pie Picache gave rise to fresh waves of indignation over what one of her show biz colleagues called “the anarchy prevailing in our country.”

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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